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Scott Gargan

General Views - Oktoberfest 2012

Munich meets Connecticut: Our guide to area Oktoberfests

We may be far from the lavishly painted halls of Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s biggest beer hall and the focal point of the city’s world famous beer bonanza, Oktoberfest. But there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy this German-born holiday right here at home. Take a look at some area Oktoberfests and related beer bonanzas, […] [Read More]

Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe shows off new renovations

After undergoing two months of renovations, owners of Bridgeport’s Acoustic Cafe hosted a soft opening to showcase the venue’s expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting systems and sleek, new design. Acoustic’s first show in seven weeks featured performances from reggae bands Rootz Underground, of Jamaica, and Bridgeport’s own I Anbassa on Thursday. On Friday, Aug. […] [Read More]
Categories: Music

‘Mail art’ explored at Stamford’s Franklin Street Works

Pictured: A still from Lance Wakeling’s video, “A Tour of the AC-1 Transatlantic Submarine Cable,” which is on view in Franklin Street Works’ upcoming exhibition, “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information.” Franklin Street Works, Stamford’s nonprofit contemporary art space, opens its new exhibition, “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information,” with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Art
New Canaan Nature Center, New Canaan

Best of Summer: Places to hike in Southwestern Connecticut

With it being so nice out, your first inclination — and who can blame you — is to head to the beach. But after your done soaking up the sun, try taking in some nature as well. For our next installment of Best of Summer, we’re asking our readers to vote on their favorite place […] [Read More]
Categories: Outdoors

Norwalk’s Chris Webby releases first single off debut LP

Chris Webby has his share of haters. And, on his new single, the Norwalk-raised rapper is letting them know just what he thinks of them. The song, “F*ck Off,” is the first single off Webby’s forthcoming debut LP, “Chemically Imbalanced.” Listen to it, below, and download it, here. In addition, Webby is asking all his […] [Read More]
Categories: Music

Cast your vote in the Connecticut Breakthrough Awards

You may have heard of the Connecticut Music Awards, an annual award show honoring the best musicians in the state. Though that show does have a category for Best Hip Hop and Best R&B, the winners and nominees have been but a small sampling of the talent Connecticut has to offer. Now, there is an […] [Read More]

Last chance to see ‘Lorikeets’ in Norwalk

Labor Day is your last chance to see a flock of tropical parrots before they fly the coop. “Lorikeets,” a walk-through aviary featuring more than 50 free-flying birds, closes on the Maritime Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard Sept. 1. Here’s more about the lorikeets, via the Aquarium: Lorikeets are colorful medium-sized parrots, native to the south Pacific, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Easton’s Johnny Winter collaborates with Ben Harper on cover of blues classic

Last month, Johnny Winter died in a hotel room in Zurich, leaving behind a legacy of great blues recordings. But that’s not all the guitar legend left behind: Before his death, Winter was also planning to release a new album of original music. Titled “Step Back” (Megaforce Records), the posthumous LP features guest spots from […] [Read More]
Categories: Music